This book about life cycles and the food chain begs to be read out loud. Written in the rhythm of “The House That Jack Built,” The Tree by Diane’s House
tells the story of a budding tree and a growing girl. As the tree grows from seed to sycamore, its leaves become meals for caterpillars, which become food for birds. Diane witnesses what happens when living things depend on one another—until they can’t do so anymore. This bittersweet tale provides a thought-provoking ending for young readers about the circle of life in the natural world.
The Tree by Diane’s House
is part of the I Wonder Why
book series, written to ignite the curiosity of children in grades K–3 while encouraging them to become avid readers. These books explore the marvels of animals, plants, and other phenomena related to biology. Included in each volume is a Parent/Teacher Handbook with coordinating activities. The I Wonder Why
series is written by an award-winning science educator and published by NSTA Kids, a division of NSTA Press.
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Type NSTA KidsPub Date 8/17/2015Pages 36ISBN 978-1-941316-25-2Stock # PB330X17